Variable Snake Blenny, Ophiclinus ningulus Click to enlarge image
A Snake Blenny, probably a Variable Snake Blenny at a depth of 4.5-5m, Port Victoria, 7 November 2011. The fish could possibly be a Frosted Snake Blenny, Ophiclinus gabrieli. Thank you to Doug Hoese for his help identifying the fish. Image: Phil Mercurio
© Phil Mercurio

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    ningulus
    Genus
    Ophiclinus
    Family
    Clinidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    6.5 cm

Introduction

The Variable Snake Blenny is a small species of weedfish that occurs from southern Victoria to south-western Western Australia and from northern Tasmania.

Distribution

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.



References

  1. Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
  2. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.